Grateful Dead Live at Rec Hall, Penn State U on 1979-05-08
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
NAK CM700, Sony 158SD Recorded by Barry Glassberg. A:D conversion by John Steinthal via Mark Cohen, encoded by Matt Vernon
- 2004-03-26 10:17:13
- NAK CM700, Sony 158SD
- State College, PA
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- Barry Glassberg
- Transferred by
- John Steinthal
- Rec Hall, Penn State U
Subject: My first show
Subject: bread crumb
This is an ok audience recording.
Subject: Barack the vote review
From their beginning 40 years ago and up to this present day, “The Grateful Dead” has been a creative and cultural epicenter of the Psychedelic Cultural Revolution. However, in all that time, even in the face of great political adversity such as the Reagan or first Bush era’s, the band, as a group has remained quiet, politically. 2008 and the compounding crisis’s of this election year finally changed that with two reunion shows of “The Dead” I attended the second and far larger show ( Est. 15000) on Oct 13th at the Penn State Campus in State College PA. This show was amazing three reasons;
Politically, what makes this amazing is the spiritual and cultural energy that psychedelic events produce. When a rock star makes a statement, it is sometimes seen as self absorbed, in the festival setting, the inclusive element one feels gives political interaction empowerment. The message was to engage, contribute and participate. Penn State; an event of 15000 has a real chance of affecting this election. In a college environment, if this event is successful in swaying this very important election, a whole new generation could study political empowerment through music community and art.
The second reason why this show was amazing was because it was a family reunion. I traveled there with my daughter and about 30 of her friends to be part of history. On top of that I ran into about 50 or so people I had not seen in years. In these very difficult times I cannot emphasize my heartfelt joy to be surrounded by so much true family.
Finally my third reason was that the music could not be beat. Warren Haynes sat in the hot seat, performing with his usual class and style. The rest of the band was not just on target musically, but one could sense the camaraderie among them as they clearly were on a shared sense of mission. Finally the song list reflected beautifully the vision and hope who all of us who politically wish for a better day.
Subject: all hail glassberg
Subject: i was born when this show was playing
Subject: MMMMM Good
Subject: My First Show!
This was the beginning of my long strange trip that included two long stints on keyboards in local jambands doing many of these tunes. Glad to finally hear it. I may revise my rating after I hear the rest of it. I don't remember any bleachers being moved but I do remember that security was unusally strict for that show (considering the typical lax enforcement policies of the 70's)
Subject: very, very good stuff
Subject: Another jewel
The shakedown was the encore however they did not open with this and as an aside this was the first china doll since 12/28/77 over 107 shows
Subject: i mean't 5-8-79!
Subject: I meant 5-7-79.....
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